Erika Collins Featured in “GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News of the Week”


Erika C. Collins, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was featured in Law360, in “GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News of the Week,” by Michele Gorman. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.‚Äč …

Cross-Border Lawyers Wrestle With #MeToo’s Varying Effect

While the #MeToo movement has reverberated in workplaces around the globe, cultural and legal differences between countries mean it hasn’t affected each one the same way, posing unique challenges for multinational employers trying to navigate a patchwork of independent jurisdictions.

For both domestic companies with operations overseas and foreign-based businesses with a U.S. footprint, these variances mean one-size-fits-all policies aren’t in the cards.

“We’re seeing this sort of tension between what local culture and law may require and what is sort of the high-water mark here in the U.S.,” said Epstein Becker Green member Erika Collins, who advises multinationals on human resources issues.

The #MeToo movement, which encourages women to speak out when they’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed, has been around since 2006. In late 2017, following media reports of harassment by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the movement took off when actress Alyssa Milano asked her Twitter followers to share their stories of sexual harassment using #MeToo.